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Old 12-12-2012, 10:59 AM   #1
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Default Road-Biased Radical RXC Set For 2013 Autosport International Debut




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In just over four weeks, British sports car manufacturer Radical will be presenting a new model at the 2013 Autosport International, the annual auto show for the motorsport industry held in the UK. The new model, previewed here in these computer-generated renderings, is the 2013 Radical RXC, which its maker describes as a Le Mans-inspired race car built for the road.

Compared to most sports cars available today, the RXC is still a little extreme. However, next to Radical’s other models like the SR8 and new SR1, the RXC looks very accommodating.

That’s probably because the RXC actually has a roof, but beyond this it’s evident Radical has designed the RXC with the more mainstream sports car market in mind. That doesn’t mean the RXC won’t be an excellent circuit racer, as it certainly has the makings of a great track car.

The RXC is the culmination of three and a half years of design and development to create the world’s most extreme road-legal car, says Radical. It is a completely clean-sheet design with only a handful of components carried over from company's other cars.

The chassis is a steel spaceframe built to FIA specifications, to which double wishbone suspension with adjustable Intrax dampers has been attached. An integrated roll cage ensures occupant safety and vehicle stiffness, while the body is a mix of plastic and carbon fiber.

Powering the car is a 3.7-liter V-6 supplied from Ford, a similar unit to the engine in the entry-level Ford Mustang, and final output is rated at 380 horsepower and 320 pound-feet of torque. For the extremists, Radical can also fit a 480-horsepower 3.0-liter V-8, though this unit would relegate the car to track use only.

Drive is sent to the rear wheels via a seven-speed, paddle-shifted sequential gearbox supplied by Quaife. It even has a function to automatically blip the throttle on downshifts. The brakes are steel discs with six-pot calipers, and customers will be able to specify carbon ceramic units.

With an overall weight of just under 2,000 pounds, even with the base V-6 the Radical RXC will sprint to 60 mph from rest in 2.8 seconds and reach a top speed of 175 mph.

2013 Radical RXC

Getting inside is easy thanks to a pair of gullwing doors. Here, you’ll find a multi-function fully adjustable steering wheel, a pair of Corbeau bucket seats, electronic power steering, electrically adjustable and heated side mirrors, air conditioning, a heated windscreen with single wiper, and an adjustable pedal box.

Sales commence next summer and pricing is set at £89,500 (approximately $144,338).

Stay tuned for the world debut of the 2013 Radical RXC at Autosport International on January 10.


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Old 12-12-2012, 12:55 PM   #2
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wow, at ~150k that seems like what a deal for a car like that. I mean its still WAY out of my price range, but for the people this car is aimed at (people with teh moneyz) I'm sure they'd look at the price tag and go.. we'll its faster and cooler than a 911 gt3!
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That is very expensive for a Radical, and given the fit and finish I'll be amazed if they sell more than a handful. This isn't remotely comparable to a GT3.
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That is very expensive for a Radical, and given the fit and finish I'll be amazed if they sell more than a handful. This isn't remotely comparable to a GT3.
Remember listings for cars in GBP almost always end up being about that same amount in USD.

90K for a 0-60 in <3 seconds will sound like a fun trackday toy.
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Cant a GTR do that for 90k right now?
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